woman in red kimono with blue, orange and green; she is holding kimono closed from the wind; treee behind her on R

Kyoto Maiden [left of the pair Kyoto Maiden and Peeking Boy], 1830s

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Jōryō’s paintings of clean-cut beauties wrapped in luxurious kimono became very fashionable, and his influence can be seen in similar paintings even today. The left scroll represents a maiden from Kyoto, troubled that the hem of her robe is blowing in the wind, while the right scroll depicts a boy sneaking a peek, as though his powers of observation have stirred a wind strong enough to pry open her kimono. (with 2013.29.111.1)

Details
Title
Kyoto Maiden [left of the pair Kyoto Maiden and Peeking Boy]
Artist Life
act. 1830s
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2013.29.111.1
Provenance
Azabu Museum of Art ('-1998); sold at Christie's New York, Park Avenue, Sale 9044 (AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF JAPANESE UKIYO-E PAINTINGS), 27 October 1998, lot 118; Clark Center for Japanese Art & Culture (1998-2013).
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woman in red kimono with blue, orange and green; she is holding kimono closed from the wind; treee behind her on R